Reducing Risk for Medical Malpractice: A Defense Attorney’s Perspective (Physician Version)

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Reducing Risk for Medical Malpractice: A Defense Attorney’s Perspective (Physician Version)

Malpractice cases are filed for many reasons including unmet expectations, anger, lack of understanding about what happened and financial compensation. What can you start doing to reduce your risk of being sued? What should you document in the medical record? Hear from a leading malpractice defense attorney who will discuss risk mitigation strategies you can use to decrease your malpractice risk.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss key strategies for reducing their risk for medical malpractice
  • Articulate the importance of documenting discussions with patients


  • Gabriel Bell, Esq., Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian, LLP
  • Kerri Sanclemente, Esq., Claims Manager, CRICO
  • Megan Tapply, Esq., Claims Manager, CRICO
  • Jane Sillman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Director Emerita, Primary Care Medicine Residency, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Continuing Medical Education
CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CRICO/RMF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is designed to be suitable for 1.0 hours of Risk Management study in Massachusetts.

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